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A master plan for bicycle and pedestrian routes in the Racine area will be open for public input and comment from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Festival Hall, 5 5th St in Racine.

The plan is still at the proposal stage, but this will be the final opportunity for the public to offer input and comment into the plan. The City started working on the plan in 2015 with the Wisconsin Bike Federation. The master plan includes a map and network of bikeways in Racine. The plan highlights those paths suitable for riding and ones that need work.

Over 100 people participated in the planning process. The network includes areas in the City of Racine, Village of Elmwood Park, and Village of Wind Point.

Once the public comment period has concluded, a final draft will be prepared for the Common Council to adopt.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.